Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Webster's Pages - So Many Layers

It's so hard to imagine that I've been married for 3 years now. Where has the time gone? It seems like I'm living day to day and suddenly look back to see that another month has passed. Wow, it sure sneaks up on me! When I think back to my wedding day, I can't help but smile and laugh at most of it. As a bride I agonized over every small detail and thought that I had made enough plans (and spread sheets) to have complete control over my wedding.    Ha! Not even close!

The actual day seemed to dash by in a blur: tons of things that I forgot or forgot to do. Hubbie even had to drive back to his parents' home because I forgot my shoes! Well, getting myself into that corset and dress by myself was like trying to zip up a Spandex sleeping bag. After I had finally squeezed myself in and zipped myself up, I stood back to admire my handywork. Only then did I realize that I had forgotten to put on my puffy slip.... the one that has to go on first before everything else.

I was very tempted to get frustrated and start systematically ripping off my dress, but instead I smiled and said a very enthusiastic "SCREW IT" and just laughed. Now looking back, I'm glad I did because without that puffy slip, my dress took on a very ethereal flowy look. I like it better!

Paper - Webster's Pages-Let's Celebrate Collection, Webster's Pages - Garden Gala - Fresh Air, My Mind's Eye - Follow Your Heard - Be Happy - Favorite Things, My Mind's Eye - Lush - Brown Diamonds Paper   Embellishments - Little Yellow Bicycle - Stick Pins - Wood Words, Michaels - Wood Embellishments - Songs of Spring   Ribbon - American Crafts - Premium Ribbon - Greeting, American Crafts - Premium Ribbon - Yellow Rosettes

I'm so glad my Mother-in-Law was taking pictures because she caught one of my favorite shots: my dad beside me and my dress in all it's flowy goodness. This layout was all layered up with bits and pieces of scrap and ribbon. I tried to incorporate the red tones of the Webster's Pages paper with my inked edges. Unfortunately, I purchased most of the supplies when I got engaged, so I can't find any active links to any of it.

Hope you enjoyed this!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Paris - L'Objet qui Parle

When I was preparing to visit Paris, I used Pinterest as my personal tour guide. I wrote down all the little nooks and crannies that I thought I could squeeze into a week. I knew I'd probably never get a second chance to visit, so I didn't want to miss a thing! One of the places I uncovered was a place called L'Objet qui Parle (The Object that Speaks).

Paper - My Mind's Eye - Market Street Collection - Ashbury Heights - Vignette
When I was at Sacre Coeur, I took two streets over and at the bottom of the hill (near the Moulin Rouge) was L'Objet qui Parle. It was the size of a small closet and it was filled from the floor to ceiling with all kinds of antiques! I wish I could've bought more stuff but there's no way I could fit the giant antique mirror of my dreams into my luggage. :)

When arranging this layout, I wanted the look to have the same hodge-podge look as the shop itself. Little bits of paper hear and there with some texture. The Ashbury Heights Vignette from My Mind's Eye held just enough antique whimsy and color to really make the picture speak. And the Glassine kraft paper was actually the packaging I received when I bought some ribbon from A Paper Palette.

Hope you enjoyed this layout!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

See the World - October Afternoon and My Mind's Eye

Happy Saturday!
I'm back with a new 12x12 travel layout from my visit to Paris, France. My favorite part of Paris was seeing the Arc de Triomphe. It was so beautiful and mere steps away from our hotel. Everyday I would pass it to get to the metro and I miss it so much!

October Afternoon - Boarding Pass - Chip N Stick October Afternoon - Boarding Pass -Miscellany
 I used My Mind's Eye's Jubilee collection for the background because I fell in love with the little saying at the bottom. I layered it up with some of the bits and pieces from Heidi Swapp's new ephemera pack called "Hello Today". This layout also let me dig out my October Afternoon Boarding Pass embellishments. I've been waiting to use all of those for years!

Hope you enjoyed this one! See you soon!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Valentine's Project Life + FREEBIE giveaway

Good Morning!

The snow has been pounding us here in the DMV area. We just received another 8 inches yesterday and I'm so done with it! Well, on with my layouts and then I have a surprise for you!

Featuring Camera Journaling Card Je T'aime Card Love Jar Card Weather Journal Card

Featuring Valentines Day Journaling Cards
And now on to the super fun stuff... the Freebie Giveaway! Just CLICK HERE to download the 300dpi JPEGS to print at home!

These journaling cards are made to coordinate with Music Volume 1 Journaling Cards.

*****DISCLAIMER: I am not affiliated with Project Life or © Becky Higgins, LLC.. I am a customer that uses the system and designer making cards for my use and for sale. Visit BeckyHiggins.com to learn about her program. 

Saturday, February 21, 2015


Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you're staying warm, where ever you are! The snow is coming down heavily here, so I'm stuck inside for the weekend. That's fine with me though.

Snow + Puppies + Blanket = Warm Snuggly Heaven

So, while I'm staying inside today, I thought I'd share my layout about the flight to Paris. I'm currently using this page as my cover page for the album. Once again, I haven't been able to take great pictures in a while. Please forgive me!

Recollections Travel Stamp Jar

Some of the items I used were from my scrap pile, so I'm not sure who they belong to anymore. It's been so liberating to try using only my scrap pile nowadays, but it does get frustrating when I'm trying to give credit. Either I've forgotten totally or the item is no longer around to link to.

I used brown string to show were I was coming from and going to, and then placed a chipboard airplane on top. I've been waiting to use the cute airplane chipboards that I have for a while now. We usually don't fly to places so they've sat in storage for quite some time. When traveling, I always try to take pictures that truly tell the story. Your plane ticket, favorite coffee, local cuisine, etc. These photos normally tell more about your trip than the average tourist picture. 

Oh, and don't forget to check out my Etsy shop! I've got some great printables in there for TRAVEL and Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 7, 2015


Happy Saturday Everyone!

Since the weather was nice today, I decided to go out for a walk. We rarely seem to get a warm day around here. (I can't believe 50 degrees is what I consider warm nowadays!)  I suited up and took the puppies out with me. Hubbie says that I look silly in my workout gear, but here's a secret.... I feel sassy! LOL

Then I sat down to my Project Life album. I'm a little behind but I was so happy to be able to use my new set of journal cards that I made. You can see my Work Life Journal Cards and my NERDY Journal Cards. There's also a sneak peak at one of my future sets to come.

I just had to scrap my BLACKLIST obsession. I signed up for Hulu just to get caught up again on the most current episodes. Love that show!

I hope everyone is enjoying some sunny weather today. Get out there and make some memories to scrap!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Hello Again!

Hello again friends! I hope some of you are still reading.

Time sure does fly! We've managed to move to two different states and two completely different jobs. Hopefully life has settled down enough that I can get back to my blogging world. Here's some of what I've been up to.

I'm still scrapping my wedding album. I can't believe that it's been over 2 years and I'm still working on it. (Please excuse my photos for a little while. I'm having to use my phone's camera nowadays).

I had the opportunity to go on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Paris France with my hubbie. I'm probably going to be scrapping those pictures until the day that I die!

And now I'm making Project Life cards on the side for my Etsy shop. Make sure to stop by and check out some of my goodies! https://www.etsy.com/shop/VibrantValley
I'm slowly adding things as I can. Life sure is getting interesting. :)